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Kingston is Canada’s museum capital with something for everyone at over 26 museums and historic sites and 4 art galleries. It’s all here, from small specialized museums to national historic treasures including the endpoint of Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Rideau Canal and the Kingston Fortifications - designated in 2007.

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There are a lot of way’s that people can have fun and learn at the same time. On Saturday at the INVISTA Centre, Bring Your Thing sought to learn how Kingstonians like to play! Canada’s Penitentiary Museum showed us that in any situation in life, play is important. Kingston Penitentiary prisoner Luigi Gallo (1950’s) fashioned his own dice, which were found hidden in the leg of a bench. [ 419 more words ]
Need to get a handle on your holiday shopping? Check out the Holiday market hosted by K4Paws Service dogs and see cute pups like this!
Celebrate Your Heritage! December is your last chance to Bring Your Thing and share your stories. On Thursday, December 7th 7PM at Kingston City Hall in Memorial Hall, you are invited to bring any object that carries a story and shares your heritage. Celebrate Canada 150+ and discover your community!

We are excited to welcome Arrogant Worms for a free performance, sharing what it means to be Canadian through humorous songs. Arrogant Worms started performing in Kingston in 1991 as a comedy troupe, and are back to bring their thing.

This is your last chance to pop-up alongside artifacts from local Kingston museums and collections. See artifacts that you haven’t seen before. Bring Your Thing will also feature several engaging activities seen at events throughout the year; matching games, world maps and more. Explore heritage, enjoy some refreshments and discover Kingston!

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